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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

ASHNESS 1/7

It’s taken a long time but at last I’m ready to post a series of images that I took during our Lake District holiday in May, serves me right for taking so many!! To start with a series centred on one of the most photographed places in the whole Lakeland area, and which you will see my version of on Wednesday. Just South of Keswick is a “hairy” road that winds its way up to Watendlath, a farm up in the mountains, of which more in time to come. This is a shot of an S-bend on that road, actually one of the better parts of the road where two vehicles can actually pass each other, some of it is not very pleasant at all nearer the top!

 

 

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

ASHNESS 1/7

It’s taken a long time but at last I’m ready to post a series of images that I took during our Lake District holiday in May, serves me right for taking so many!! To start with a series centred on one of the most photographed places in the whole Lakeland area, and which you will see my version of on Wednesday. Just South of Keswick is a “hairy” road that winds its way up to Watendlath, a farm up in the mountains, of which more in time to come. This is a shot of an S-bend on that road, actually one of the better parts of the road where two vehicles can actually pass each other, some of it is not very pleasant at all nearer the top!

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 2 Sep 2013, 00:12
Beautiful landscape Brian! Reminds of the Beatles tune, "The Long & Winding Road". Looking forward to the series. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances. It is such an awful road in places that by the time one reaches the top it has certainly been very 'Long and Winding', and very narrow at times.
a beautiful shot. love the starter
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Sep 2013, 02:55
Really like the trees, Brian. The tarmac might be better torn up and trucked away somewhere for landfill.
Brian Walbey: The tarmac is well needed Ray, later in the series I will show you what's at the top.
Wonderful image to start with, Brian - I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. I calculate that by the time this very varied series finishes your young man might even have returned to these shores, I hope people don't get fed up!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2013, 06:45
Your road is a good introduction, Brian, to the delights to come
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elisabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2013, 07:10
A road designed for sheep not cars Brian
Brian Walbey: There were times Maureen, as our driver, got quite stressed out going up and down this road, but it was worth it when we got to the top.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Sep 2013, 07:18
If there were two such bend systems Brian would that be known as an ss bend?
Brian Walbey: Is that ss bend as in plumbingage Chad?
A road from a quieter age Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill, not the nicest to drive up and down, but the people who live at the top do it in all weathers and times of the day and night!
Fantastic image, amazing placesmile Greetings
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, I hope you find time to look at the rest of this to see where the road takes us.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... Where the sun rises first in England
  • 2 Sep 2013, 08:32
Good country for old men Brian.

Do I remember you saying that you took over 500 images .... I guess this series is going continue into 2015 then.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard, but for both Maureen and me we would only do this by car these days. I took just over 730 images during the week and whilst this series is quite long the number of images doesn't go into three figures, including collages.
this yells autumn to me
Brian Walbey: Afraid not Chantal, the answers in the first line of the notes below the picture.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 2 Sep 2013, 10:49
The spring greens are beautiful!
Brian Walbey: Yes it was lovely throughout the area while we were there, partly I think because of our late Spring.
A lovely perspective through these bends Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, and it's quite steep in places as it climbs gradually to the top.
A great opener Brian, and yes it does get stressful when there is a shortage of passing places
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I didn't mention there are quite a few blind bends round big rocky outcrops as well, altogether quite an exciting road for those who enjoy that sort of thing.
Looking forward to these,Brian,you should try it in a three ton truck! smile
Brian Walbey: Hopefully you'll be able to keep up with it while you are across the pond Frank, indeed it should just about be winding up just after you return. As for a three ton truck, Maureen wasn't that happy in our little Honda Jazz!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Sep 2013, 13:32
I might become dizzy if the entire road had only these bends/serpentines. Yes, I know the narrow lanes in the L├ľakes and we experienced some adventures.
Brian Walbey: It's quite an exciting road if one likes that sort of thing Philine, but as you will hopefully see during the next few weeks it was really worth the journey for the views.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2013, 13:35
We have a few lanes like this round here, but I like them because they are always in prettier parts of the countryside smile
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Linda, unfortunately the driver usually has to concentrate so hard they miss all the views going by.
This road would be a pleasure to walk if not for the motor vehicle traffic, Brian. The surrounding beauty of the place is a balm for jaded eyes. A lovely capture!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. It is a very popular road for walking to the top of the mountain, which I will show you in a few weeks time, but while we were on the road it wasn't all that busy so walkers are probably quite safe if they keep their wits about them.
A lovely scene Brian and very pleasing composition smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, despite the "hairy" road it is a nice journey up to the top.
A nice twist in the road
Brian Walbey: This is one of the better parts John!
I like the way the road leads us on
Brian Walbey: There are quite a few parts of this road with bends like this, some you can't see round!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Sep 2013, 19:30
I love trees like that, and the long and windy road too.
An Invitation for a nice stroll.
Brian Walbey: I bet those trees looked good in mid-summer Astrid. A nice stroll would be good but sadly as I think I've said before we're not really up to much of that these days. BTW Maureen got her hip replacement date today, she is having it done on 2nd.November hopefully.
I like it very much, nicely composed
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Sep 2013, 21:15
Hhaah!! I know just where you are. I like the early spring leaves.
Brian Walbey: Thought you might Alan, I bet you've walked every bit of this road to the top at some time or other.
Make this series as long as you like, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Will do Graeme, although it is very long!!

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